Alternative to a full 4WD conversion, you could just put the clean body you have on a cheap 4WD chassis and upgrade from there.
Says you're located down south, in which case it's probably a lot easier to find a clean 4x4 for cheap. If you were in the rust belt a body swap would definitely be...
The salesman that sold me my car thought the whine from the supercharger was power steering noise. It doesn't surprise me they listed the truck wrong, seems like a lot of dealers and their employees don't know anything about cars
Real bad lifter tick, I suspect the pickup in the oil pan is clogged based on how sludged the intakes were. If I had a garage I'd park it and lift the motor out today and clean it, but I think they frown upon doing that in the apartment parking lot lol